Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

  • E-Cigarettes: Turns Out This Smoking Alternative Is Worse Than You Thought

    Are you aware that, just like cigarettes, vaping can also have detrimental effects on your oral health? While it's the hip trend for the cool kids on the block, it turns out that the use of electronic cigarettes isn't so cool after all. The notion that e-cigarettes are safer than traditional tobacco is derived from the fact they don't contain tobacco and that they produce an aerosol often referred to as vapour.

  • Options in cosmetic dentistry

    Cosmetic dentistry refers to all procedures that improve the appearance of teeth and generally help people feel more confident about their teeth. There are a number of reasons why people may choose to go to a cosmetic dentist. These reasons include stained, chipped, misshapen or misaligned teeth. The cosmetic dentist will understand their client's requirement and develop a treatment plan accordingly. There are various kinds of procedures that may be undertaken; these include the following.

  • Helping Patients With Dental Anxiety

    Dental anxiety or fear affects quite a number of individuals, making them avoid or delay their visit to the dental clinic. They can also become difficult to treat as they will need more time to handle the behaviours they might exhibit, which pose as barriers to treatment. Such situations can be stressful for the dentist. There are various signs that indicate a patient has dental anxiety. During their visit to the dentist's clinic, a patient can start fidgeting with their fingers or hands, flicking through magazines rapidly, frequently change sitting positions, sweating, breathing fast, sitting at the edge of the seat, sighing deeply, pacing and having startled reactions.

  • Ways Orthodontic Treatment Goes Beyond a Beautiful Smile

    When some people think of tooth restoration therapy through orthodontics, they mainly assume that this is done for the simple purpose of making your teeth appear attractive. Although orthodontic treatment does work to give you straight teeth, the underlying reason is not just for cosmetic purposes. In fact, tooth straightening has an integral function of maintaining your health for the long term too. Below are some of the ways that orthodontic treatment goes beyond a beautiful smile.

  • Why There Is No Need to Fear a Root Canal

    Sometimes, life can seem to be very unfair. You may think that you are particularly careful when you clean your teeth each day and make sure that you floss carefully. You may try to avoid sugary foods or drinks as you know that they can cause damage to your dentition. However, here you are dealing with a significant pain, know that it's not going to go away by itself and are particularly worried that you might have to have root canals.

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Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

There are more than two ways to straighten a smile, and in this blog, I plan to discuss them all. I plan to look at the differences between braces and retainers and explain why sometimes you may need them both. I look at the differences in cost, time commitment and efficacy. Personally, I have had a bit of experience with this subject – I had braces as a young teen, and I had a permanent retainer. In this blog, I discuss what I have learned, and I present all kinds of new information on the topic. Whether you are trying to make decisions for yourself or your child. I hope you find this information useful.